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NEW AMHERST FIRE DEPT. OFFICES – The former funeral home building, which had not been used in several years, is now the new offices for the Amherst Volunteer Fire Department. The purchase from an individual was closed last week, and in addition to office space, provides training room, and some storage area. Volunteers with the department are excited about the new space, which is across the street from the Gene Campbell Fire Station, where the fire trucks and other equipment are housed. (Staff Photo by Joella Lovvorn)

A Prayer For Rainfall

This prayer was written in the 1950s during an awful drought in Texas. The prayer was written by Father W. Schneider of St. Mary’s in Fredericksburg who also ministered at St. Francis Church in Stonewall. It has gone all over the world.

CROP AND PEST SITUATION: Cotton, Peanuts, Grain Sorghum

CROP AND PEST SITUATION: Cotton, Peanuts, Grain Sorghum

(July 15, 2020) – Cotton ranges from 8 to 16 total nodes, with square set remaining near 80%. The heat is responsible for some square loss with fleahoppers taking some as well. I would continue to scout for fleahoppers as they continue to move in and out of fields. I saw my first blooms of the season on Monday, July 13. As it is now most fields are going into bloom with 8.5 nodes above white flower (NAWF). This heat, if it continues, will drive cotton plants to bloom sooner, lowering this value of going into bloom to less than 8 NAWF. The stress of this heat causes the plant to hasten the reproductive period and sacrifices all other growth to produce seed quickly. This is a survival mechanism.


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